Wona Bae has a passion for flowers. A Korean and German trained florist, she is a Master of Kokozi (Korean style Ikebana) and Master of Floristry in Germany where she studied under the guidance of the legendary, Ursula Wegener. Korean born, Wona grew up on a flower farm in South Korea where she learned the family trade from a young age. Her name literally means ‘the best seedling’. Today Wona works as a botanical designer, teacher and sculptor in Melbourne, Australia. Together with husband and creative partner Charlie Lawler, the pair have created Loose Leaf a botanical design studio and carefully considered retail and workshop space in the heart of Collingwood. At Loose Leaf she specialises in both permanent and temporary botanical design and installations for events and exhibitions.